This is part three and the concluding part of our discourse on the topic “and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”. I hope that you have read and understood parts one and two?
If you have not read parts one and two, you really need to read parts one and two for a better understanding. Please GO HERE to read part one.
In part one, we saw the major reasons we should crave to have true or adequate knowledge and understanding of the truth. We equally saw, in part two, how sorcerers camouflage themselves as pastors and had taken over the pulpit of most of the so-called churches.
We looked at what happened in Acts 8:9-20, about a certain man called Simon, who previously practiced sorcery in the city and astonished the people of Samaria, claiming that he was someone great,
To whom the people of Samaria, all, gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, “This man is the great power of God.” And they heeded him because he had astonished them with his sorceresses for a long time.
But when they believed Philip as he preached the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, both men and women were baptized.
Please note what happened in the above portion of the Bible, we are told that the people of Samaria all gave heed to Simon the sorcerer, from the least to the greatest, saying, “This man is the great power of God”.
As seen in the above verses, the people of Samaria because they lacked knowledge of the truth before then, they mistook the actions of Simon the sorcerer as a great power of God. The same is true today, as many sorcerers that had camouflaged as pastors are mistaken as possessing the great power of God.
Please note that like the city of Samaria which mistook the activities of Simon the sorcerer as the great power of God, the same way these sorcerers who camouflaged as pastors, who use the demonic gits of sorcery to make merchandise of the people are mistaken as the great power of God.
Moreover, as it happened in Galatians then in which Paul was asking the Galatians church “Have I, therefore, become your enemy because I tell you the truth”? Galatians 4:16. In other words, today while some are seen as enemies, some of these sorcerers that camouflaged as pastors are celebrated especially on social media.
Obviously, the major reason may be the result of the warning of Paul in 2 Timothy 4:3-4 where he warned saying, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires,
Because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers and will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables, celebrating prophecies above the written word of God
In another development, apart from the fact that some people have itching ears that they don’t want to hear the true gospel through which they can acquire true and adequate knowledge and understanding of the truth.
The point is that as the case with the Galatians church as seen in Galatians 3:1 where Paul was asking them, saying, “O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified”?
In the same way, many people today are under the bewitchment of these sorcerers that camouflaged as pastors. By reason of their bewitchment, most people are ready to do whatever comes out of the mouth of these sorcerers, even things unimaginable.
For that reason, people are now celebrating the words of the so-called prophecies from these sorcerers turned pastors far above the clearly written word of God the Bible.
No wonder Prophet Ezekiel was asked to prophesy against the false prophets in Ezekiel 13:1-10 saying, “And the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Son of man, prophesy against the prophets, who prophesy, and say to those who prophesy out of their own heart, ‘Hear the word of the Lord!'”
Thus says the Lord God: “Woe to the foolish prophets, who follow their own spirit and have seen nothing! O Israel, your prophets are like foxes in the deserts. You have not gone up into the gaps to build a wall for the house of Israel to stand in battle on the day of the Lord.
They have envisioned futility and false divination, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord!’ But the Lord has not sent them, yet they hope that the word may be confirmed.
Have you not seen a futile vision, and have you not spoken false divination? You say, ‘The Lord says,’ but I have not spoken.” Therefore, thus says the Lord God: “Because you have spoken nonsense and envisioned lies, therefore I am indeed against you,” says Lord God.
I wish therefore to ask, “what if you end up to be among the victim of these sorcerers? Secondly, I wish to ask, therefore, ”where is your sense of reasoning”?. It is unfortunate that many people rejected the real men/women of God but are partnering with these sorcerers turned pastors who they are celebrating.
Will it be said of you, therefore, that you are among the victims of sorcerers turned pastors, or will it be said of you to be among those that have adequate knowledge and understanding of the truth?
Remember, “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”. So Buy the truth and do not sell it; get wisdom, discipline, and understanding. Shalom!